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Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University

A/Prof. Nathan Hart is an expert in comparative neurobiology of the retina. He did his PhD on colour vision in birds at the University of Bristol, UK.

He moved to Australia in 1999 and ever since has been working on the visual systems of all the main vertebrate groups, including: hagfish, lampreys, teleost fish, rays, sharks, lizards, snakes, birds, marsupial and placental mammals.

Most recently he has been looking at the ability of elasmobranchs to see colour. The main thrust of his research is to understand what natural selection pressures drive adaptation in (and thus evolution of) the visual system.


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor, Macquarie University
  • 2009–2015
    Associate professor, University of Western Australia
  • 1999–2009
    Research fellow, University of Queensland


  • 1999 
    The University of Bristol, UK, PhD Neuroscience